Bird Photography: Sites |
One of my favorite, but more challenging passions in my life is photographing birds. Birds seem more acclimated to human activity in Florida than in my native state of Illinois, so I often travel there to pursue this passion.
Favorite Birds to Photograph
In this category I have placed my best photos of certain
bird species that I have captured over the years.
Road Scholar (Elderhostel) Programs
I have attended 47 Road Scholar programs around the country on various topics.
These galleries hightlight some of the sights and activities that experienced on
my most recent Road Scholar journeys.
I have traveled and explored a number of Historic Trails throughout the United States as well as within Illinois. These are images from these trails.
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Landscape photography is not my favorite type of photography, but there many places that I travel where I cannot resist the enticement of nature's beauty.
In addition to photographing birds, may other types of organisms present special attractions and challenges to being photographed. Most of this category was photographed in Illinois, but other sites are also represented.
As a lifetime resident in the "Land of Lincoln" (Illinois), I have always had an interest in the early life of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. I have visited and photographed Lincoln sites throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. In the past two years celebrating the Bicentennial of Lincoln's birth I have presented over 35 slide presentation about Lincoln to organizations throughout Illinois. Here are some examples of my Lincoln studies.
The American Civil War
For the past few years while traveling Western trails, I intentionally passed by Civil War sites. With my somewhat obsessive personality, I felt the subject too large for me to start in my advanced years.
In 2012, I decided to throw caution to the wind and began to visit and photograph Civil War sites. I have visited the Andersonville Prison Camp site, a number of Prison Camp sites in Illinois, the Civil War Medical Museum in Frederick, Maryland, and the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore which has a wonderful display about Railroads and the Civil War ("The War Came by Train). I have visited and photographed Civil War Battle sites in Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, Fort Donelson and many others. I hope you will enjoy my photos of those historic sites.